Hello everyone! I hope you are all amazing today.
I am thrilled to share my first makeup tutorial! I wanted to show a playful summer look with bright garden colors; something I have been enjoying all season. Bright colors can be intimidating, but adding a touch on the lower lash line can be a great, simple way to introduce vibrancy into your look. Let’s begin!
Step 1: Here I have already moisturized my skin, applied my L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation, erased my lip color, concealed under my eyes using the Benefit Erase Paste, and filled my eyebrows using my Lorac Pro Palette with shades Black, Espresso, and Taupe.
Apply the Lorac Behind the Scenes eye primer over the entire mobile eyelid and lower lash line. This will help the eye shadows last longer and prevent creasing.
Step 2: Apply a medium brown tone over the entire eyelid using a flat eye shadow brush. Here I used the Lorac Pro Palette shade in Taupe.
Step 3: To add depth and dimension to the eye look, apply a deeper brown shade into the crease using a dome shaped brush. This will create shape and balance the upper and lower half of the eye look. Here I used Lorac Pro Palette shade in Sable. Step 4: Apply a white cream shadow on the lower lash line. Doing this step will allow the bright colored eye shadow we’ll apply after to pop. Here I used the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. Step 5: Apply a white eye shadow to set the cream product and create a softer look using a small smudge brush. I used the Lorac Pro Palette shade in White. Step 6: Using a small precise brush apply a bright green eye shadow to the lower line about half way across. I used NYX’s Primal eye shadow in Hot Green. Step 7: Apply the blue shadow to the rest of the lower lash line. Take extra time to blend the green and blue at the intersection point to avoid hard edges. I used the L’Oreal eye shadow in Ocean. Brighten the inner corner with a light eye shadow. I blended Light Pink and Nude from the Lorac Pro Palette. Step 8: Line the upper lash line with a thin line to give the illusion of fuller lashes with a small angle brush. I personally used a black eye shadow from the Lorac Pro Palette for a softer effect, but a liquid or gel liner would also be great. Step 9: Apply a couple of generous coats of your favorite mascara to the top and bottom lashes. I am currently loving Covergirl’s Clump Crusher. Step 10: Apply the remaining face products. Apply a blush to the apple of your cheeks and swoop it in a light C-shape for a more natural flush. Then apply your highlight. I personally like to apply a cream highlight (Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl) first and overlay a soft powder highlight to set it (Wet n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana). This would also be the time to contour if you wish though I didn’t in this particular look.
Step 11: My favorite step; applying the lip color! Here I gave two alternatives based on how comfortable you are with bright lipsticks. You can go for a softer pink lip that allows the eyes to be the center of attention. I used NYX’s Butter Gloss in Sugar Cookie (reviewed here).
I personally choose to go with a vibrant magenta/violet shade on my lips. I felt the cool tones of the shadows complimented the lip shade wonderfully and reminded me of the colors in a garden. I used the Bite lipstick in Violet (reviewed here).
This is the finished look! A playful look that adds color in a simple manner.
I hope all of you enjoyed the tutorial. I would love to know what you think in the comments below!
All products used:
Lorac Pro Palette | Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer | L’Oreal Eyeshadow in Ocean | Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara | NYX Primal Colors in Hot Pink & Hot Green | NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk | L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation | Benefit Erase Paste | Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Highlight | Wet n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana | NYX Blush in Mocha | Bite Lipstick in Violet | e.l.f. Makeup Brushes
Until next time. Take care